The President of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) Migori County has urged parents to encourage their children who sat for their 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).

Speaking at SDA Headquarters in Ranen, Awendo Sub County Pastor Otieno Ngore said that guardians should inspire positively their children regardless of their grades to create a positive impact in their lives.

He called upon the parents to ensure that they motivate their children that did not do well in the just released KCPE results to stay focused as they transit to the secondary schools.

Ngore whose son, Jared Ngore, emerged third in Migori County with 412 marks from Ranen Adventist School noted that grades and marks do not necessary defines a person. He noted that what the student does with those grades onwards is what really matters.

He said that in national exams there is no failure and everyone has the potential of becoming someone in future. Ngore said that exams grades are influenced by many factors but the important thing is how the parents play their part to ensure that their children are enthused. The clergy noted that children can become whom they want if the guardians can encourage, support and stand with them.

Director of Education Ranen Conference SDA Migori County Pastor Osoba James noted that churches should play a big role to educate and instil moral and good Christian values to the young ones as they transit to high school. He noted that students go to school to get an education and good grades but education without Christian morals and values is worthless.

Director of Education Ranen Conference SDA Migori County Pastor Osoba James speaking at SDA Headquarters grounds, Ranen-Awendo Sub County photo by Polycarp Clinton.

He noted that Ranen Institution which comprises a church radio, a secondary and a primary school strive to give their learners the best education while at the same time giving them Christian nourishments.

Osoba pointed out that teaching children Christian values will be an added advantage to students performing well. He said that Christian values transit to better discipline that results in better performance.

“Grade will help you to transit to another level but God will enable you to succeed”, noted Osoba.

He noted that every person is born to succeed and encouraged students to improve on their academic standards while at the same time they should be able to balance between faith and academics.

Apart from producing the third best student in the county, the school also produced seven students that scored above 400 marks while 22 students scored above 350 marks with a mean score of 363.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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